Are they relevant and are you ready?
What to do if you think your boss is ignoring you
Emily Pankhurst and changing the status quo
How to drive change
What our first female swimming champion tells us about women in leadership
8 reasons it fails
The wage boost associated with human skills
Dutch court says no to automated detection systems
Why talking about the positive is good advice
Breaking it down into a process, principles and practical tools
Not unfettered power
STEM star’s formula for leadership diversity
Why David Thodey’s report will shape the public sector of the future
The need for regulators in space
What are the limits of “I’m just doing my job...”?
Insights For Australia’s Public Sector From Microsoft’s CEO
The IPAA NSW strategic plan in action in 2019
Summary of our 2018/19 Annual Report
David Thodey delivers 2019 Spann Oration
Welcome Elizabeth Koff
DPC Secretary looks ahead
… and the behavioural insights behind them
The answer could be Parliament
Six principles for success
2019 Premier’s Award winners
Sydney Local Health District work recognised
Apple’s new credit card has a gender bias
Does hazard reduction burning slow bushfires
Keeping your cool during difficult conversations
Four tips for long term success
A new voice for young people living in regional NSW
Ideas that will reshape Australian politics
IPAA NSW’s first black belt in Deliverology
Strategic workforce planning in your workplace
Why they are policy entrepreneurs
New research argues that failure can undermine learning
Collaborate on policy solutions that cross boundaries
Why don’t we make time for it?
Better understanding means better support
Lessons from Singapore
The role of bystanders
Understanding the ‘why’ of government
What starts it and what stops it?
The Canadian Experience
Why it is fairer than you might think
They are not always bad
Reforming the digital economy to serve collective ends
Here are 5 strategies that might help
…without making enemies
Sugary drinks cause 10% of obesity in Australia
The personal and productivity costs are large
What we can learn from great public policy successes
How public servants can protect Australia’s future.
Advice for women wanting to advance their careers
Leaders in public administration
2019 Garran Oration
Secrets from our 2019 Women’s Executive Luncheon
Putting government money where policy needs to go
The 3Rs of Strategic Workforce Planning
Is he the future for public service delivery?
Being ‘responsive’ is not the same as being non-partisan
Essential steps in meeting the Premier’s Priorities
Tips for being proactive and supportive
Symbolism v Cost‐benefit analysis, Data, and Experience of what works
Pharmacy ownership rules
NSW argues for a fairer share of Federation funding
Avoid the digital consensus
Reduce over-prescribing with this one weird trick!
Should it be a job or a club for life?
Its role in fostering employee resilience
Don’t retreat from openness
Why pilot programs don’t always fly right
Public engagement is crucial
Losing the trust balance
Leadership in the public sector
More agile and more responsive
The perils of compliance‐based understandings
Reinvent how the public service works
Why focusing solely on the citizen/service interface is dangerous
First, don't ever ask a stranger.
You will miss them if they go
Common traits in successful careers.
Focus on the Whole Person, Not Just Their Career.
Is portrayal on TV really the cause?
Creating institutions fit for the digital age
Is it really eroding democratic accountability?
...other insights from retiring Secretary Andrew Cappie-Wood.
Why we know a lot less than we think
Homelessness soars in our biggest cities.
Focus on what matters most to them
Time for a new generation of plans
Four secrets to their success.
Victoria’s plan to wean public service off labour hire and consultants
Using Parks and Recreation as a teaching tool.
Report back from our 2019 Conference
Can it change business behaviour too?
Future leaders meet in Canberra
One contract at a time.
5 skills in greatest shortage in PS.
…that help to knit public sector services together
Six steps you can take
One way to build institutional trust
Issue-funded Secretary Boards reporting to single Ministers
And what it means for public sector managers
Win-win outcomes for industries and the justice system
Exercising Influence and Working across Boundaries
Can it deal with sexual harassment in the workplace?
What it means for our sector
IPAA NSW recognises two potential public policy stars
New data source about women’s career progression
A better way to predict recessions
And how to bridge it
Some AI uses could increase productivity and labour demand
Six factors that seem to predict success
Ignore three pieces of accepted wisdom
Understanding what’s possible and what works
In a word: empathy
Public sector leaders need to loosen the reins
In the UK, insourcing is helping to cut costs and improve quality
New research on using machine learning translation with CALD communities
Services Australia hopes to replicate success of ServiceNSW
Understanding ‘ideators bias’
Creating public services that support citizens
Do they actually deliver value for money?
Bringing a sharper focus
We use 30% more water per person
At risk of becoming a meaningless term
More important than ever but still problematic
Fit for purpose public services in the 21st century
‘What is the minimum wage?’
Cutting through the many ways people refer to digital in their applications
Time for a national reform council, says ACOSS
Can it shift major issues?
It’s not an IT problem
How to stop being fluffy
The model for future public sector service delivery?
Designing a better way to vulnerable children and families
Six key steps
An Open Letter to Management
Rumble in the HR jungle
Building resilience is no answer
And how to become one.
Co-founder of GDS in the UK shares his insights
First citywide US congestion pricing plan
A parable for digital government
Using data analytics to deliver better health outcomes
Using data to find dodgy food outlets sooner
…is a public servant.
Can behavioural insights work?
…when thinking about digital government
They don’t understand psychology
Margaret Crawford on what drives an Auditor General crazy
Your performance or your potential
New Berejiklian ministry announced
Behavioural insights that reduce the effects of scarcity
Government can’t always access the data it needs to improve services
Terry Moran on the next wave of reform in Australia
Feeling safe about tension
How Corrective Services Industries contributes to NSW
It’s not always straightforward
Part of the response to the Bowraville Tragedy
On the rise…
Compulsory voting defines modern Australia
Courage, mentoring and doing what you can…
Four public sector leaders reflect on what they wish they had learned earlier
What you will need in the new world of work
11 new policies that aim to avoid common mistakes
Award winning work from TfNSW staff
What you need to know about this crucial pre-election period
The extraordinary pioneers in the public sector’s employment of women
Don’t fall into “trade off” thinking…
What our first two Deliverology Masterclasses discussed
More reviews and greater compliance by agencies
But are often the least likely to get it
Genuine engagement with the evidence and real ceding of control are crucial.
But should we be celebrating?
Why it’s so hard to evaluate youth programmes in remote Indigenous community
Sneak peek at the big plans for IPAA NSW in 2019
Five things that make them different
Supporting mental health patients on waiting lists
The move that mattered
Coaching can help you focus on what you want to achieve and how to get there
Australians’ trust in government has grown more quickly than most countries this year, bucking a recent downward trend.
The Department of Planning and Environment recognises a high achiever
A small insight into our history
Improving social policies and keeping community confidence
The key ideas summarised in three minutes
Only one is really effective
Why it pays to pay attention to small changes
Challenging accepted wisdom
Five of the most popular Ignite stories in 2018
Award winning work.
IPAA NSW event is a chance to try before you buy.
IPAA NSW supported awards
Do private service providers need living wills?
Delivered by Dr Lisa O'Brien
Why sludge audits can improve public administration
Public policy must reads…
APS focus on 'augmented' intelligence
Ministers and not bureaucrats, define the public interest.
The impracticality of dogmatic policies.
Lessons from the “Danslide”
Lonely by design
Inside the work of a neglected US federal agency
Seeing the opportunities.
Will they delay your processes?
Is it narrowing your thinking or broadening your horizons?
And how to fix it.
…that you need to succeed.
Perspectives on the challenges facing public servnats
Celebrating public sector success
Five insights into the public sector workplace of the future
What it means for the public sector.
Learn the secrets to success at job interviews.
Three assessment tools that the APS uses…
The 10 traits today's public servants need to succeed
Using data and the lens of the service user.
Four courses that can help you and your colleagues.
Funding is now available.
The challenges of public sector Indigenous leadership.
NSW Education Department recognised.
Which Department’s public sector netball team reigns supreme?
Understanding the three basic steps
Try using these four rules
…of public sector procurement
Seven rules to help you
Mariana Mazzucato reimagines the role of the public sector
Polls have become news stories in themselves.
Your colleagues' managers can improve your work world.
Public participation is Australia’s ‘weakest link’
Special AJPA edition
Eliminating cervical cancer by 2040
Australian cities in a time of growth
Acceptable behaviour changes when the shareholders are the public
Turning aspirations about diversity and inclusion into workplace reality.
Delivering on the Premier's priority
Stop wellness from being an opt-in.
Former IPAA National President says the current Board have to go.
The new roles, skills and competencies that will be needed
More transparency would be a start
Six success factors for its use in government
Would you recognise it?
There’s an optimal time to give negative feedback
Learnings from our 2018 Women's Executive Luncheon
Understanding how the money flows
Acknowledging that can lead to sweeping change.
Building the infrastructure to support ethical leadership
From flexible work practices to more teachers at country schools
Keeps biases in check and encourages questioning of assumptions
Does the New York Times ‘Resistance’ op-ed set a dangerous precedent?
IPAA NSW sponsors awards that recognise high performing educators
Understanding the theory and practice of public sector management
The challenge of developing national drought policy
Inadequate recruitment checks are responsible
Creating opportunities or displacing roles?
DIY v structural change
Meeting the competing demands for flexibility, accountability and delivery
Turnbull’s lasting legacy
Why they are not the same…
Why public service is a vocation.
What's your view of meetings?
Tell doctors their patients are overdosing.
Building the capability of public sector managers
Fit for Purpose. Fit for Future.
Military HR data set reveals intriguing differences
New RSA report says ‘think like a system, act like an entrepreneur’.
Public opinion about the future of work
Emma Hogan speaks at her first IPAA NSW event
Cultural change, recognition of hidden biases and flexible working arrangements will be key.
The Gates Foundation’s big-data education experiment did real harm.
and Sweden Is Fine
The rules you need to use
That’s what’s missing from our government.
Choose to make it a priority
When enough is enough
Have we compromised alternative responses?
It’s less about risks, maybe more about pitfalls
Too many innovative approaches remain as pilots
Important changes to insolvency laws
Not cost-free but benefits are bigger
Why it help explains Australia’s climate change policy changes
Two very differing arguments
NSW Top 50 list
A new resource for public administration professionals interested in public policy
The next generation of Australian leaders
Traditional management rules no longer apply
Clear opportunities but will not solve systemic problems in government
Dedicated, highly trained and elitist?
Supporting or undermining diversity?
Does it reduce national polarization?
Latest AJPA analysis
The new NSW Public Service Commissioner
A New Program of IPAA NSW Events
Being a Public-Sector Entrepreneur
Doing More By Doing Less
We need systematic development of their change management capabilities.
Trialling Co-Working Spaces for Public Servants
Can’t Be Taken For Granted
We Need Leaders To Loosen Their Grip On Command And Control
What It Could Look Like…
What is your relationship with technology?
A spur for much-needed modernisation
Big ideas from 2018 Conference speakers
...faster than demand for STEM skills
The seven capabilities needed at every level
It’s the future of your career
Here’s how to get better at it.
Building e-resilience in the workforce
Tips for the enduring public servant
might just be Anglo traits
A teaching tool for public administration?
Is it a myth?
New frontiers in behavioural insights
Five mistakes to avoid when starting a new program
How AI can be a tool to support better strategies.
Which one helps your team do their best work?
Start thinking about it as a service
As notable for what is not in it as what is.
Using body language to your advantage
...how can being more human help us deliver better community services?
If Your Company Doesn’t Care About It
How measuring performance by numbers backfires
Short programs won't end racial harassment and discrimination
Redefining 'value for money'
Awareness can help you combat uncertainty
The business case for diversity
(and why it affects Family Violence service delivery)
Small and usually driven by PS leaders and not politicians
Extremely positive language usually conceals under-performance.
An essential public sector survival skill
Even though it’s not actually that time-consuming
And tips on how to reach them
What is the pathway for success?
Is there any evidence it actually works?
Eight essential ingredients
Career advice for public servants
Nominations close 8 May
Three lessons that will help
The things you bring and the lessons you learn
Why public sector workplaces need a new approach
That no one will tell you about
Thinking strategically about your career development
What you need to know
Stop putting new labels on standard public sector practice
Think of a sandwich
Preventing an ethical spillover
Is the distinction between contractor and consultant still clear?
While still managing risk
Does it really help to change what you choose?
Recognising the work of individuals and teams
...and how can it protect your data?
Free CPD points seminars on important legal issues
10 ways governments will change (and what they risk getting wrong)
Improving how the public service remembers and learns from past experience
The voice of the citizen creates new possibilities for public administration.
Stop thinking about best practice and start looking for new conceptual tools.
Celebrating success - Pushing for change
Professional associations like IPAA can play an important role in improving gender diversity in the public sector
Unethical conduct can rub off on staff and rub off on culture
We take the path of least resistance
Five imperatives for policymakers to keep in mind
What does it mean for their use in Australia?
The twin impulses affecting policy debates
5 key steps you need to take
Supporting the transformation of public services
Government must get better at showing how it uses evidence to make policy
Like zombies in a horror film, and with the same level of intellectual rigor.
Our annual Picnic In The Park kicks off a big year of events
Is government getting good advice from consultants?
We need a new approach to file management
New paper with the potential to revolutionise what the public services do and how they do it
25 of days are spent alone
Has the potential to worsen the effects of overwork
Is the bell tolling for private sector providers of government services?
We have forgotten the wealth-creating role of the state
Public services of the future require a different set of workforce roles than in the past
Stop following fads focused on short-term
The tale of new technologies causing the death of work is the prophecy that keeps on giving.
Four ideas about the role and means of stewardship.
Coming to your device soon
The move from smaller government to better government
The distractions that stop us from thinking more productively about the future.
Announced by new IPAA National President Professor Peter Shergold
How to avoid the "execution trap".
...solitude is a competitive advantage
NT public service hits gender parity at senior levels
Laws and rules are lagging behind government practice
Creative destruction or greater flexibility?
Four tests for whether you are governing ethically
Fact check on a celebrated piece of public policy
If you think about zombies, you will never do it again
Implications of the High Court's decision on Barnaby Joyce and Fiona Nash's decisions as Ministers
If you knew about it, as a leader you would be liable
Surviving in a "VUCA" world
How one idea can help drive public sector bodies to meet important public policy goals
As the future becomes more uncertain, building trust becomes even more important
Will Jacinda Arderns walk away from New Zealand's much publicised "social investment" policy?
Unlike NSW and the Commonwealth, Victoria is aiming for a single whole-of-govt website.
New research from QUT, IPAA NSW's academic partner, suggests that we should stop trying to make introverts into extraverts and put more effort into making them feel confident about their real leadership potential.
Not sure how to report it and fear personal repercussions if they do
ANZSOG library of public policy case studies is now open access
No cause for alarm?
NSW Deputy Secretary Deidre Mulkerin for Commissioning at the Department of Family and Community Services (FACS) was our Stewards on the Couch guest on 27 September, 2017.
Why Transport for London's decision could reshape the regulation landscape
You can source new staff sooner and find new positions faster
Simple steps to stop big mistakes
Why you need to start caring right now
10 ways to get things done in government
And four ways to make it better
Coming storm or just a breeze?
Useful glossary for understanding the energy policy debate
Not "soft stuff" and not "good or bad"
Easy to reject. Difficult to replace.
The amount that Australians spend - per head - on cigarettes has dropped by 75% since 1981
Why the pass/fail approach won't work on its own
Prize winner in the 2017 Graduate Certificate of Public Sector Management program.
When bosses try to make companies more casual they can end up introducing bias
...public sector whistle-blowers still lack protection under Australian law
IPAA (NSW) Young Professionals' Network
Meet your insurance assessor…
The pros and cons of a controversial policy idea
Six ways to keep your innovation idea moving
Public policy metrics that really matter.
Why people turn down free money
“…hand it over to the PMO, PM&C or Premier’s departments.”
Open and curious or focused on the public good?
Germany issues first ethical guidelines for car makers
Sonja Stewart, Deputy Secretary, NSW Department of Premier & Cabinet sits On the Couch with Monica Attard...
Three signs you need to improve your management skills…
Susan Pascoe AM on improving gender equity in the public sector
Examples of best public sector practice
Is too much scrutiny creating faint-hearted public servants?
Dump the jargon, tell the brutal truth and get over change fatigue. Martin Hoffman’s vision of a high performing public service is frank, gutsy and very human.
Understanding what is possible in policy
What do they mean for education?
Engaging the ‘empire of rules’ and the ‘commonwealth of ideas’.
How we, and the goods we need, will travel over the coming 40 years.
...stop running bad ones.
Communities of Practice can help
The complexities of ban-the-bag policies in the real world
...and why the definition matters
...that can help Australia’s public sector to thrive
The toughest test of a manager is dealing with mediocrity, not poor performance
Ranks third in the world on civil service effectiveness index
What sabotages a public sector Performance Management System?
Is it rising and what are we actually measuring?
Laws criminalising grand corruption exist in virtually every country. Why not create an international forum to enforce them?
It is more about perception than lack of ambition
Venue and fine dining option!
Changing to meet the needs of the sector
Thoughts of a former Premier's Chief of Staff
Surprisingly positive and NSW does well!
It’s easy to forget that technology rollouts require an engaged frontline.
A summary of thinking from the 2017 State Conference
Learning from public sector experimentation with artificial intelligence
Devolving decision-making to Aboriginal communities
Lessons from Victoria
The Prime Minister and Cabinet's new Deputy Secretary for Indigenous Affairs
‘We need to do better’
4 ways to cultivate a “just say no” mindset
David Gonski and Carol Schwarz on whether quotas are the solution for women’s under-representation in business and politics.
How is the government workforce similar to the private sector?
IPAA's 2017 Budget Briefing Breakfast was attended by more than 300 interested public sector employees who listened to the Secretary of NSW Treasury and NSW Industrial Relations, Rob Whitfield, outline the 2017-18 State Budget.
IPAA NSW hosted 300 delegates at its State Conference on 15 June 2017 with the theme: How digital transformation is changing public sector skill sets.
More than 900 CEOs and Young Professionals attended the 15th Annual CEO and Young Professionals Breakfast on 26 May 2017, covering the theme: The Public Sector of the Future.
Productivity Commission stays on track in terms of costs
Management or leadership practices that actually improve organisational performance
Unloved but essential
Recognised for their contribution to public administration
Is it time to start regulating nudges?
Moral symbols reduce requests to behave unethically
"A well-executed bad process delivering a bad result"
A counter intuitive but important suggestion…
...and how the sector will change because of those trends.
Why sensationalized terrorism coverage makes us overreact to risk.
…can teach us about public policy in the current one
The effect of partisanship in the workplace
17 NSW agencies heed Peter Shergold’s call to recruit refugees
Disruptive but also potentially solution creating
EY on what NSW Government entities need to know
Nothing to do with technology. A lot about how people worked.
Getting them right to enable public servants to serve
From a reform and modernisation program to a wholesale services delivery platform.
The new digital face of the NDIS
The poor cousins of policy development despite being 150 times harder…
It's not rocket science
Time for governments to stop stockpiling software vulnerabilities
Five tips for survival
If we want to make good decisions, those decisions had better be based on reality, and not on delusion, fantasy, or falsehood.
IPAA NSW Council member Iona Krefel (including the three Apps you need on your phone)
Consistency, clarity and transparency...
Ultrasonic beacons, not S-Town
Open data and visualisation
Three ways to speed up public sector decision making
More than 50 people attended IPAA NSW’s 14th ‘On the Couch’ forum on 27 April with guest Jeannine Biviano, the recently appointed Deputy Secretary, Government and Corporate Services at the Department of Finance, Services and Innovation.
The Kodak warning
David Nicholson, Acting Secretary of the Tasmanian Department of Premier and Cabinet and 2016 Young Public Sector Leader award winner.
(without losing it)
The embedded data in them reveals way more than you think
ANZSOG's guide to a big idea
IPAA offers free online training in this crucial public sector skills
How to triage new technology
For the private sector, the damage can be permanent
IPAA NSW Councilor Robert Alder
Five ideas and a checklist
Predicting who they are and understanding why they do it
Short-term saving, long-term damage
Opportunities for more than the techs
Using customer experience to improve government performance
What you need to be thinking about
Bill Eggers on why it’s different and what it means for innovation
Do you know what it really means?
Three tips for breaking the bad news
Premier’s Awards 2017
The Copenhagen City Data Exchange provides a service for the sale, purchase and sharing of a wide variety of public data...
How many have you heard before?
And what are they most worried about?
Help improve oversight of NSW ICT projects
More than 120 people attended IPAA NSW’s On the Couch event last night that featured Mark Scott AO, Secretary of the NSW Department of Education.
Stopping city building fires before they start
Making it easier to prove who you are
Most can be avoided
Three essential steps in transforming the “brownfields" of public sector IT.
Seven ways to usefully reframe discussion about a problem
From re-writing letters to overly cautious policy advice
Maybe re-regulation is the solution
More than 100 people celebrated International Women’s Day at IPAA NSW’s event on Tuesday night.
Information Commissioner reports on what's working and what still needs to be improved.
Examples from around Australia of how thinking about gender equity could improve the way that the public sector works
International Women’s Day Eve event address from the first female NSW Auditor General, Margaret Crawford FIPAA.
Best advice: Remember where the magic happens...
Margaret Crawford is the NSW Auditor General and the first woman to hold that position. She describes why the public sector still struggles to get gender equity in the make-up of its senior leadership group and what it could do to redress this imbala
School vouchers: new research says they fail
Get more done in less time and stop feeling so overworked and overwhelmed.
...it’s the end of the Middle Class
More than 60 people attended the Stewards on the Couch event last night, which featured an interview with special guest, Secretary of NSW Health Elizabeth Koff.
Australian Public Sector Anti-Corruption Conference 2017: Call for papers closes soon!
What happens when public administration becomes an explicit site of politics?
What is your privacy personality profile?
Time to stop blaming women for inequality in the workplace
Biggest misconceptions, who it will affect and why you need to be at IPAA's special briefing...
Even with the restraints created by public sector probity processes, it’s not impossible...
The tendency for managers to use their instincts and intuition, rather than data and science, is ubiquitous and limits real progress in improving managerial performance.
Why career paths don’t always go to plan
Could you and your staff explain what your agency is trying to accomplish?
Last night IPAA NSW members enjoyed the annual Picnic in the Park event, a special event at Sydney’s Royal Botanic Gardens for members.
Special guest speaker at IPAA NSW's 2017 International Women's Day event
Particularly for long-term debt and when financing private projects...
How useful is private sector expertise in managing government?
Three ingredients for rebuilding trust in our institutions
It’s the crucial ingredient that advocates often don’t recognise…
How to be a good public servant in difficult times.
One option for Managers when personal relationships break down in a workplace.
State governments are arguably now at the forefront of industry policy in Australia.
Behavioural insights usually focus on individuals, but can its focus be broader?
What managers can do to make collaboration easier
Why impartial institutions are more important than ever
The damage being done by the stone throwing and hand-wringing over government IT
What convict transportation teaches us about monitoring public services under contract
What is the death rate in your local hospital?
Our special event will help you understand its implications and the thinking behind it
Lack of a ‘social licence’ from a sceptical community and the challenge of de-identifying data in a way that makes it still useful
Participants in our 2016 Drive Your Career Mentor Program describe how it has helped them get better career clarity
Wunderman-Bienalto, an IPAA NSW partner, on the the public sector lessons from changes happening in the private sector.
The final interview in the 2016 Stewards on the Couch event series on 12 December was with Andrew Cappie-Wood, the outgoing IPAA NSW President and Secretary of the NSW Department of Justice.
Fyusion, IPAA NSW’s knowledge partner, looks at what happened in 2016 and offers three keys for success in 2017.
Plus what innovation needs to look like on a day-to-day basis and why the public sector needs to stop employing ‘people who look like us’
Keeping heads up while others are losing theirs - the public service operating in a policy world of international and national turbulence and uncertainty
This is your opportunity to nominate a high performing colleague for a Public Service Medal
The apps on her phone, the books she is reading and why the NSW public sector matters
The precursors to empowering people, the most practical advice she ever got and how Instagram can improve your presentations [and holidays]
Will digital upend the way we do social policy?
Why some groups are so good at predicting the future and why Born To Run is more than a song
Can complexity theory help us understand why some public policy challenges seem so hard to tackle?
Why behavioural insights are upending economics and creating new tools for social policy
New President elected at the AGM followed by the Spann Oration
Wrap up of one of IPAA most popular events
The behaviour change created even before the “sugar tax” was introduced in the UK
George Megalogenis on how immigration can be the new organising idea for big public policy thinking
NSW Public Sector Community of Finance Professionals Breakfast attendees find out
The new IPAA NSW President on the best public service advice he ever got, the apps he has on his phone and what to talk about when you meet him....
A new survey from the NSW Auditor General provides a disturbing snapshot into the world of public sector fraud
"My phone battery is flat" will not be an excuse...
Support your staff, keep your stakeholders close and look for new ways of building your case
Stop trusting your intuition
The NZ Ombudsman discusses the differences between the work of Ombudsman offices in Australia and NZ
'All your files belong to us’. Could a hacker shut your department out of its own files?
Performance management is often viewed through the lens of improving under-performance. But it can also be a way to “make your better best”
Practical tips on getting your writing active
Lifting the tinfoil hat – understanding conspiracy theorists
Check your understanding of a key principle that underpins the relationship between public administration and citizens.
New analysis of how Australian health dollars are spent challenges public sector myths.
Conversation starters/stoppers and career development opportunities that caught our eye…
A window into the world of 127,000 NSW public sector workers.
The secrets to helping people adapt to change.
Is it time to reinvent industry policy?
A growing population demands a rethink in education planning.
New Zealand’s Chief Ombudsman, is a keynote speaker at the final plenary session of IPAA’s National Investigations Symposium on 9-10 November that attracts the who’s who of investigators and complaint handlers.
Safeguarding sport and the reputation of athletes.
Investigations run by statutory bodies are an important part of our democracy.
Male directors see no performance gain from diversity on company boards.
The Commonwealth makes big changes in the development of digital government.
Engaging our employees…
What’s not being talked about?
How to use stories at work and the ultimate “What if…” novel?
Thinking that worked for me.
Ann Sherry will present the IPAA NSW 2016 Spann Oration on Wednesday 23 November.
Interest in stewardship is growing because government is increasingly not the direct deliverer of public services.
How blokey workplace cultures facilitate corruption
Can you tell if a request for information passes the public interest test?
Research links shared workspaces in Australia with a range of bad workplace outcomes.
What most people get wrong about ‘the sunlight test’…
Keynote presenter at the 2016 IPAA National Conference, Laura Tingle, diagnoses “political amnesia”.
You can now ‘click to hire’ using the Commonwealth’s new Digital Marketplace
What every new manager needs to know.
What to remember when you become a manager.
Five strategies for being a leader that others want to follow.
Meet the winner of the 2016 IPAA NSW Public Sector Management Program (PSMP) Award.
Reflections on career, motivation and leadership.
Can analytics help build better teams?
As Australia’s public sector learns from #censusfail, William Eggers argues that in a time of rapid change, being ready to fail early and get past it is essential.
A new study identifies some uniquely Australian attitudes to public sector fraud.
A frank US opinion on whether small taxes on Uber and Lyft payments should be used ti subsidise the old taxi industry and whether the new sharing economy will be as disruptive as some think
Tips to identify and then work with your least favorite workplace leader
Are you confident about holding a performance management discussion?
What is the role of emotional intelligence in good leadership?
Many have argued that public sector leadership has its own particular challenges.
Three quick reminders about how to become a better leader
Ideas from the “father of modern management” and one of the world’s most celebrated management consultancies.
Travis Tygart is the CEO of the US Anti-Doping Agency (USADA). In 2012, his name became inextricably linked to Lance Armstrong’s when the seven-time Tour de France winner was stripped of his titles and given a lifetime ban from cycling due to doping
Penny Webb-Smart, former Executive Director Service Reform, NSW Department of Finance, Services and Innovation in this Q&A on digital transformation provides a glimpse of the digital future for government.
Productivity is one of those subjects that fascinates economists and bores, or mystifies, almost everyone else.
The public service has always made a strong claim about being a merit based employer. But a new report released by the organisations Chief Executive Women and Male Champions of Change have cited research which has found that the more an organisation
Peter Shergold, the NSW Coordinator-General for Refugee Resettlement and former Secretary of the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet talks about five innovations that will make governance more participatory and inclusive.
Conversation starters and stoppers for your networking needs…
Australian governments spend around $192 billion a year on services including childcare, education, health, emergency management, housing, and justice. But is the public service up to the job?
The Drive Your Career Conference on 10 August provided attendees with thought-provoking speakers and seven panel sessions on how to successfully build a career in the public sector.
Nick Gruen looks at the current Productivity Commission enquiry into the delivery of human services and argues that, rather than relying on markets, placing the needs and perspectives of users at the heart of all the difficult choices is the best way
It is still early days in the #CensusFail debacle — and many of the important facts are not known or verified — but there are some obvious early lessons.
At a recent Women’s Leadership Network Luncheon, The Hon. Catherine Cusack, Parliamentary Secretary to the Premier, and Marina Go, General Manager of the Hearst Bauer Media brands and legendary editor and publisher each offered five ideas for women i
The South Australian Royal Commission into the state’s child protection system has slammed public sector policy and process.
Going for public sector gold.
The launch of Pokemon Go has seen the rebirth of a 90s craze in the smartphone era.
Five ways to reduce the recruitment problems caused by unconscious bias
Strangely wide variations found in what different countries view as acceptable Nudges.
In the US, women get vague generalities, men get specifics.
New survey gives the public service an overall net positive score of 34 on an ethics index.
Peter Shergold, former Secretary of the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet, has ten lessons that all public servants should learn from the failures of past government policies and programs.
He will be speaking at a University of Sydney event
Advice from forty senior public sector managers about what they actually think and do when they are straying into politics.
Sneak preview of our On The Couch discussion with Martin Hoffman, Secretary of the NSW Department of Finance, Services & Innovation.
Practical tips for dealing with an intangible element that all negotiators have to prepare for and take steps to prevent.He will be speaking at a University of Sydney event
On Wednesday 10 August, IPAA presents the Drive Your Career conference and mentoring program, which is designed to accelerate career development and progression of public sector employees who show high potential.
Bill Eggers, Director of Public Sector Research Director at Deloitte, looks at how digital innovators are testing ways to modernize long standing bureaucratic processes and offers eight innovations worthy of replication.
Trust and organisational performance are closely connected and this Harvard Business Review article looks at three steps in developing your trust-building skill.
Performance reviews are universally unpopular with employees and managers because they can be confronting, awkward and overly bureaucratic. But new research and leading Australian academics suggest that ditching them entirely may be misguided.
Why institutionalizing dissent within an agency, rather than whistle blowing protection, creates a healthier democracy and what works in preventing group think
The NSW Aboriginal Career and Leadership Development Program is designed to develop management and leadership capabilities for Aboriginal employees in the NSW Public Sector.
To innovate in an organisation requires people to collaborate and think, logically and creatively. To enable this, you need to use a structured approach and tools to innovate, plus you need to foster an innovative climate.
Why is it that in so many apparently functioning states everything seems to be working but nothing gets done? Or, to put it another way, there’s lots going on but nothing seems to be happening.
The annual Drive Your Career Conference and Mentoring Program is designed to accelerate career development and leadership capabilities of high-potential public sector professionals.
In NAIDOC week we highlight a report from the NSW Ombudsman's Office, 'Fostering economic development for Aboriginal people in NSW'.
If Australia is to maintain national competitiveness and generate growth and jobs, organisations need to navigate through a phase of increased uncertainty and ambiguity, disruption and change.
Robots may well become part of everyday life sooner than we think.